Russian occupiers export grain from the temporarily occupied territories of the South and East of Ukraine, and also try to sell grain on international markets.

Stolen Ukrainian grain

But Ukraine is blocking such a sale. Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba spoke about this on the air of the telethon, reports railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to UNN.

“We are aware of this problem, we are fighting it and even have some success. For example, one of the ships, which, in our opinion, was carrying stolen grain and was heading to Egypt. We acted in such a way that it would not be accepted in Egypt. After that, he was forced to resort to maneuvers and try to get into the ports of other countries. We are following it,” the official said.

He also added that the only country in which Ukraine cannot stop the mooring of such a vessel is Syria.

“This is the closest ally of the Russian Federation. But we are working with all other countries so that none of them would be seduced by stolen Ukrainian grain,” Dmitry Kuleba emphasized.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs also explained whether the grain embargo threatens the Russian Federation.

“Our task as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with the Ministry of Industrial Policy, is to help build alternative export routes for Ukrainian agricultural producers, unblock the ways so that we can sell our grain and saturate the world market and save people from hunger and malnutrition around the world. In fact, this season, as far as I know, is quite difficult in terms of yields for the world. Therefore, every grain, every liter of oil will literally be worth its weight in gold. International organizations are guided by the logic that it is necessary to saturate the market as much as possible, and not introduce new restrictions. The Russian Federation will not be able to compensate with its grain, its exports for the loss from the lack of Ukrainian exports. The world is growing, the world is consuming more and more food. Therefore, all our efforts are increasingly focused on: a) preventing attempts to sell stolen Ukrainian grain on the world market; b) create routes for the export of Ukrainian farmers,” he said.

Recall that the occupiers took out about 400 thousand tons of grain from Ukraine. In addition, about 4.5 million tons of grain were blocked in Ukrainian ports. At the same time, it became known that Russia was exporting grain from the occupied territories of Ukraine.

Railway news you may have missed:

Sanctions reduced the export of potash fertilizers from Russia and Belarus by 20%

Find the latest news of the railway industry in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and the rest of the world on our page on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, read Railway Supply magazine online.

Place your ads on webportal and in Railway Supply magazine. Detailed information is in Railway Supply media kit